1993 TVR Chimaera

4.0l

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1993
  • Mileage 
    36 300 mi / 58 420 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    240 BHP / 244 PS / 179 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

TVR is a British motor manufacturer founded by Trevor (TVR) Wilkinson in 1946. TVR’s core philosophy was lightweight sportscars with powerful engines and they earned themselves the reputation of Rebellious British underdogs.

The most successful period for TVR was under the ownership of Peter Wheeler. He was focused on producing fun V8 Sportscars with the Griffith, Chimaera, Cerbera, T350, Typhon and Sagaris launched during his time. During this period, they were the third largest Specialist Sports car manufacturer and offered a diverse range between coupe’s and convertibles.

The TVR Chimaera is a 2- seater roadster which was built on their core beliefs and came in at a lightweight of 1060kg and was fitted with a massive 4.0L Rover V8 motor boasting 240 bhp. This allowed the Chimaera to do an impressive 0-100km/h time of 5.1 seconds with a top speed of in excess of 240km/h. Not for the faint hearted though as the TVR did not have the luxuries and aids of ABS braking and stability control.

The Chimaera has the same chassis as its sister car the Griffith but is longer, more spacious and had a slightly softer suspension which allowed for the car to touring capabilities whilst retaining the sporting persona of the TVR name.

The TVR Chimaera was produced between 1991 and 2002 with engine variants starting from the 4.0L V8 and ending its life with the 5.0L V8 making it the most successful TVR produced with total production numbers reaching 5256.

Standard equipment on the Chimaera were alloys wheels, Electric windows, Removable radio cassette, limited slip differentials, leather seats facings, burr walnut facia, leather rimmed steering wheel, Mohair hood, Stainless steel exhaust system, Central door locking and adjustable steering.

This Example:
This TVR Chimaera presents very well in Non-Metallic British Racing green with the optional beige full leather interior and has only covered 36300 Miles since new.

It has been in single ownership for the past 5 years and has been regularly maintained

It is available for viewing at the Crossley & Webb showroom in Gardens Cape Town